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The University of Toronto’s
Institute for Life Course and Aging is pleased to present
Workshops for Healthcare Professionals
Palliative Care for Older Adults
When: Mon Apr 30th to Sun May 27th, 2012 (4 weeks) ONLINE Cost: $200 (Students $100)
This workshop will introduce inter-professional learners to key concepts in palliative care,
considering the experiences and needs of older adults in hospice, hospital and community settings
Learning objectives – by the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Format: Learners will review weekly course materials and respond to weekly questions in an online discussion forum at their discretion. In addition, the facilitators are planning a real time session once a week to complement the online instruction – Wed 7-8pm EST.
i) Hospice Palliative Care – definition, differences (between “hospice” and “palliative care”) and delivery
ii) Unique hospice palliative care needs of the older adult
i) Advance Care Planning: definition and approaches; tools that can be used by professionals & caregivers in hospice, hospital and community settings
ii) Establishing Goals of Care: definition and approaches; tools that can be used by professionals & caregivers in hospice, hospital and community settings
i) Family meetings – the nuts and bolts
ii) Finding services for patients and their caregivers – tips for professionals, caregivers and older adults in need
i) Addressing Caregiver Needs
ii) Grief, Bereavement care – what, why and how
Susan Blacker, MSW, RSW
Director, Cancer Services
Planning and Performance, St. Michael’s Hospital
Lecturer, Division of Palliative Care and
Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
Dr. Jeff Myers
Head, Palliative Care Consult Team,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Head, Division of Palliative Care,
University of Toronto
This workshop will be offered online and will only be offered if there is sufficient enrolment.
You must register by midnight Friday, April 20th in order to “attend” online.
To Register: contact email@example.com for your registration form.